Monday, December 24, 2007

New Countdown Website For Dogs works with more than 120 shelters nationwide that destroy dogs. How much time the dogs get before death varies from state to state.

Each dog is tagged with a death date set by a shelter — and a countdown clock showing the days, or hours, until the animal is killed.

"It's not the fault of the shelters," said Alex Aliksanyan, a pet adoption advocate who made money in the Internet travel business. "They don't like doing this, but they have to abide by the law, which requires a shelter to control its animal population."

Aliksanyan spent a half-million of his own dollars to start The Buddy Fund Inc., a nonprofit organization that operates the site.

"I've done well, and it was time to give something back," said the 50-year-old Turkish-born entrepreneur of Armenian heritage. "So I thought, let's bring the story of these animals dying quietly in these shelters to the public and say, 'Can you do something?'"

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